To support the Packaging Development team within our Product ENA (Europe, North Africa) function we are looking for a
Packaging Development Manager (f/m)
with immediate effect. The job will be based in Bayreuth (Germany) and report to a Senior Packaging Development Manager.
The Packaging Development Manager provides a complete packaging development service to BAT ENA region's markets. Responsibilities include the development, specification and management of all packaging materials across a designated geographical area, using appropriate processes, systems, methods, technologies and supply sources. Also, to support BAT's global and regional packaging strategy and best practice to ensure the development of optimum quality packaging materials with maximum speed to market whilst ensuring effective cost management.
Job purpose and key deliverables:
Ensure new packaging developments are delivered on time, in full, on budget and compliant to standard BAT process requirements, quality, internal product compliance and brand standards
Provide technical input and recommendations on all packaging-related projects to internal stakeholders as well as suppliers
Influence the brand teams to ensure packaging is fit for purpose
To manage on a daily basis:
Artwork agencies for the creation and release of packaging artworks and health warning templates
Work collaboratively with all approved repro houses, material and print suppliers
Manage all approval processes related to printed materials (files and final materials) as internally specified
Participation in cost and complexity reduction activities
Provide a region-wide service, and therefore a willingness to travel to operating companies and suppliers throughout the region
Recognise the round-the-clock nature of the printing and packaging industry and be available when necessary to attend print runs in order to approve printing appearance standards for the new packaging materials. Provide master appearance standards to printer and relevant departments in operations after acceptance of first printed run to ensure future uniformity
Support and assist procurement in supplier technical assessments, continuous improvement activities and commercial tender projects
Engage regularly with BAT's external suppliers/partners in sharing the ways of working, compliance and regulatory needs, new materials and printing technologies and new finishing technologies
Several years' experience in Tobacco or FMCG Packaging and/or printing industry and a solid background in artwork and repro systems is an advantage
Strong experience in confidently liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders (e.g. internal operations and supply chain as well as external suppliers) in order to provide the most appropriate service
Knowledge of printing technology and experience in colour management and press approvals
Very good spoken and written language skills (English is essential as a minimum) and ability to give presentations on various subjects, technical or otherwise, to all levels of personnel
Attention to detail, critical analysis and extreme accuracy
Ability to manage various priorities and projects in parallel
Willingness to travel extensively and approve designs at print suppliers
British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you'll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
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